The South Carolina football team is still short one member of the official coaching staff, but it did pluck another young coach from Auburn.
Blake Gideon tweeted he will come to Carolina as a graduate assistant after a year as GA and secondary assistant coach with the Tigers. Gideon started for four seasons as a player at Texas and started in coaching in 2014 after a few seasons on the fringes of the NFL.
Gideon has an extensive background with Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp. He played for Muschamp at Texas, when the coach was a defensive coordinator and head coach in waiting. Gideon’s first GA stint was with Muschamp’s final Florida team and the young coach had followed him to The Plains and Auburn and now to the Palmetto State.